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Udall, Heinrich Announce Nearly $15 Million For New Mexico Community Colleges

on September 30, 2014 - 8:53am

U. S. SENATE News: 
  • The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos to receive $579,961

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that 11 community colleges in New Mexico will receive $14,999,863 in federal funding to provide innovative training programs, in partnership with local businesses, to help New Mexican adults advance into high-wage careers.

The funding, provided under Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, will allow these community colleges to expand and improve their ability to deliver

Hilltalkers Win At Eldorado High School Speech & Debate Tournament In Albuquerque

on September 30, 2014 - 6:45am

Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers had an outstanding beginning to their Speech and Debate year Sept. 26-27 at the Eldorado High School Invitational. 

Eighteen New Mexico schools competed and the Hilltalkers earned first place in overall team standings at the competition. 

The Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers also had a strong showing at the tournament. Both teams had numerous students competing in semi-final and final rounds.

The following students from LAHS took home trophies:

Varsity Public Forum Debate
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PEEC Group Visits Sulphur Springs

on September 30, 2014 - 6:39am
The pond and landscape that greets visitors to Sulpher Springs. Photo by Felicia Orth
The PEEC visiters explore the Sulphur Springs site. Photo by Felicia Orth
PEEC News:

Fraser and Cathy Goff, both geologists, led a trip Sept. 20 to Sulphur Springs on the far side of the Valle Caldera.

Sulphur Springs was once a resort where people bathed in acid waters and mudpots to cure skin ailments. The original structures, built in the 1930s, burned in the 1960s, and the property was then used by those seeking communal living and free love.

UNM-LA/JJAB Parenting Series Continues With Healthy Habits Class

on September 29, 2014 - 7:13pm


UNM-LA News:

Any parent or caregiver of an elementary school aged child will tell you that instilling good healthy habits can be a tricky task. This week’s installment of Raising Children in a Challenging World: A Series for Parents, is calledHealthy Habits, will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

The six-class parenting series is a joint effort between the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB).

The goal for the series is to help parents address those challenging aspects of raising a child by bringing together a group of

Aspen Prepares To Move Into New Building Nov. 12

on September 29, 2014 - 2:32pm
At Thursday's school board work session, Aspen Principal Kathryn Vandenkieboom outlined plans for moving students and staff into their new building on Nov. 12. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

At Thursday's School Board Work Session at Pinon Elementary School, Aspen Principal Kathryn Vandenkieboom and LAPS Chief Operations Officer Joan Ahlers outlined plans for moving students into the newly renovated Aspen Elementary School.

Students will see their new classrooms Wednesday, Nov. 5 and the planned move will begin that afternoon.


Pinon Students Showcase Projects At School Board Work Session

on September 29, 2014 - 1:36pm
Girl Scouts from Pinon and Chamisa have founded Link Arms in Los Alamos, an anti-bullying group that encourages students to show support for kids being bullied by linking arms with them, either literally or figuratively. The girls have produced t-shirts, posters and a video. They are planning to expand to other schools. One initiative is to invite boys involved in anti-bullying efforts at the high school and middle school to talk with boys at the elementary schools.

Register Now For LAHS Choir Program Golf Tournament

on September 29, 2014 - 12:45pm